Personally signed by William Peter Blatty directly onto the limitation page.
This is the Number 154 of only 374.
With an over-sized page size and an extremely low print run, this special edition features a high-quality paper stock, a deluxe binding selected from the finest materials available, and cover artwork and original illustrations by Caniglia. This stunning special edition is like no other book in your collection.
Lonely Road Books 2008. William Peter Blatty "The Exorcist: The 40th Anniversary Edition" Signed Limited Edition. One of only 374 signed copies bound in a deluxe material with full-color illustrations, a full-color dust jacket, and housed in a custom-made slipcase. This is number 154 of only 374. This edition is now OUT OF PRINT from the publisher. It sold out only 30 hours after announcement.
- Personally signed by the author William Peter Blatty
- Limited to only 374 copies worldwide
- Illustrated with original full color illustrations by artist Caniglia.
- Includes a special and beautiful slipcase.
- Includes a beautiful ribbon marker
- High-Quality paper stock.
About the Revised Special Edition
The Exorcist: The 40th Anniversary Revised Limited Edition For the special 40th Anniversary Edition of The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty has returned to the manuscript, reworking portions of the book that never satisfied him. Due to financial constraints and a pressing workload at the time of the original publication, he was forced to forego a desired revision.
"For most of these past forty years I have rued not having done a thorough second draft and careful polish of the dialogue and prose," Blatty says. "But now, like an answer to a prayer, this fortieth anniversary edition has given me not only the opportunity to do that second draft, but to do it at a time in my life, I am 83, when it might not be totally unreasonable to hope that my abilities, such as they are, have at least somewhat improved, and for all of this I say, Deo gratias!"
Among the changes, Blatty has added a chilling scene introducing the unsettling minor character of a Jesuit psychiatrist.
About the Book
The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one.
Inspired by a true story of a child's demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying.
Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel's fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS's Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark.
Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it's "just a story." Published here in this beautiful special Limited Edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.
About The AuthorWilliam Peter Blatty is the author of The Exorcist, The Ninth Configuration, Legion, Elsewhere, many other books and numerous screenplays.
In 2009, Cemetery Dance published a special hardcover edition of his classic haunted house novella, Elsewhere. The signed editions are sold out, but the trade edition is now in its second printing.
Cemetery Dance #62 was a William Peter Blatty special issue and it featured three original contributions by Blatty: "Epilogue: The Exorcist" and "Prologue to Exorcist III: Legion", which were "lost" sections of the screenplays of those movies, and "Terry and the Werewolf", an original short story Blatty wrote in the 1960s that never saw print. Also in the issue was an excerpt of a career spanning interview conducted by Cemetery Dance Managing Editor Brian James Freeman and "An Invitation To The Dance, Legion: Exorcist III" by Kealan Patrick Burke. The cover artwork was painted by Les Edwards.
In 2010, Cemetery Dance published The Exorcist and Legion in one special volume. Featuring two classic William Peter Blatty novels in one beautiful volume for the first-time ever, this oversized deluxe special edition is a must-have for any collector of horror. This incredible collector's edition included original B&W artwork by acclaimed artist Keith Minnion and the entire career spanning interview conducted by Cemetery Dance Managing Editor Brian James Freeman, covering Blatty's life and career from the 1950s to the present.
source: Cemetery Dance
The condition is of the highest quality without any flaws. It is free of any marks, writings, or stamps. There are no bookplates attached or indication of any removed. A wonderful bright clean copy.
- Lonely Road Books (2008)
- dj/HC in Slipcase
- Signed Limited Edition
- 10" x 6" x 1.5"